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m-Powering Development Initiative

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This report, compiled by Working Groups assigned a specific sector, evaluates progress made within that sector and the role of stakeholders involved before providing concrete recommendations for future activities. These activities necessarily involve many different kinds of stakeholders and environments. Analysis of the reports of the Working Groups on m-Health, m-Learning, m Commerce, m-Business Models, and Advocacy for Mobile reveals a number of systemic issues that are common to all these sectors. The m- Powering Development Initiative is a cross-sectoral examination of the potential and actuality of mobile communications, especially for wider development.

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Access to, and the use of, ICT services bring innumerable social opportunities and help to stimulate economic growth of all nations thereby benefiting the daily lives of all citizens. With such powerful technology available in most rural and remote areas, and such unprecedented computing power in the palm of our hands it is imperative that we harness this technology for use in health, education, agriculture, commerce, sport, banking, and in everything that will serve humanity and help us to achieve sustainable development.

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